South Sudan and China have signed meeting minutes on field feasibility study for the modernization and expansion of China-aided Juba teaching hospital in the east African nation.

The agreement was signed on Wednesday by South Sudan’s Undersecretary Ministry of Health Makur Matur Kariom and Economic and Commercial Counselor at the Chinese Embassy in South Sudan Cai Senming, South Sudan broadcasting Cooperation (SSBC) reported Thursday.

The agreement will pave way for the start of phase two of the China-aided project for the expansion and modernization of the country’s main public health facility, the Juba Teaching Hospital.

Phase one of the project which kicked off in November 2017 is nearing completion.

“This is history making because as a young country we are just starting from scratch and we would like to catch up with the rest of the world,” said Riek Gai Kok, South Sudan’s health minister.

“So you as individuals, (Chinese engineers) you are going to leave a footprint in South Sudan through the facilities you have designed,” Kok added.

Cai, China’s Economic and Commercial Counselor in Juba said Beijing would continue to support South Sudan’s development agenda. Enditem

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